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CDR Robert E. Groder - Rest Your Oar

GRODER Capt. ROBERT E. GRODER, SR., USN (Ret.) Captain Robert E. Groder, Sr., USN (Ret.), 78, of Oakton, Va., died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, January 1, 2010 after a three-year battle with Parkinson''s disease. He was born on November 9, 1931 in Gardiner, Me., to the late Kenneth and Inez Groder. After graduating from high school, he entered the Maine Maritime Academy, graduating in 1952. In January 1953, he began his Naval career by serving on the USS Roanoke prior to graduating from the US Naval Submarine School in 1955. During his career, he served on many submarines including the USS Guavina, USS Bergall, USS Crevalle, USS Guardfish, USS Manta, and USS IREX (Executive Officer). He was most proud of his service as the Commanding Officer of the USS Sea Robin. After graduating from the US Naval Post Graduate School, he was assigned to Sub Force of US Atlantic Fleet before serving at the Pentagon in the Chief of Naval Operations Office. Capt. Groder was presented the Legion of Merit Award prior to his retirement after 30 years of distinguished service. Subsequently, he worked with TRW for 15 years on Navy contracts supporting LCAC Programs. He is survived by his wife, Marlene B. Groder (nee Johnson), of 56 years and their three children; Robert E. Groder, Jr., Michelle (Oliver, pre-deceased) Shearer, Karen (John) Kretlow and four grandchildren; Elizabeth and Michael Shearer and Zachary and Connor Kretlow. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters; Kenneth Groder, Jr., William Groder, Patricia Sparks and Hilda Heselton. He was pre-deceased by a brother and two sisters; Cdr. Richard Groder (Ret.), Mary Lou Brown and Constance Groder. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson''s Research, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780;

“Sailor, rest your oar”

Re: CDR Robert E. Groder - Rest Your Oar

Sailor, rest your oar.
Captain Groder was a great CO. He was a fair and effective leader. He will be missed.

Re: CDR Robert E. Groder - Rest Your Oar

God rest his soul, I mean no malice, but I remember him as being grouchy. I can still see him sitting in a chair just inside the forward WTD of the Control Room, watching every move of the Diving Officer. He wasn't too happy to sign Radio Messages at night either even though the XO said that I should route them to him at that time.....

Certainly not a Johnstone.....